Dapitan Street Market in Quezon City is the place to go to if you’re looking for bargain decor finds for your home project. Most of the items are export overruns or samples, so some may be in good condition while others are not. (The don’t sell used books here though.)
I love this shop! You can find a lot of beautiful ceramic stuff at Dapitan. I buy bowls, plates and dishes here.
Back then – say about 6 or 7 years ago – I’d go with my workplace BFF (who also happened to be my boss! Kakuntsaba, bwahahaha!). We would scavenge for “trash” – those tiny objects that were relegated under display shelves. The best time to go, we discovered, was when new items have just been unloaded. Then the items would still be a bit dirty, and it would be so much easier to bargain for lower prices.
In my recent trips to Dapitan Street Market, I haven’t been able to get good bargains. Prices have gone up, and the vendors aren’t too bargain-y anymore. They don’t give discounts like they used to.
Anyway, recently, I went there with my hub and kids because we were looking for some woven baskets and trash bins. It’s lean season, so there wasn’t a crowd.
Cute ceramic froggies – I don’t know what they are for.
Glass and wrought iron art is another specialty at the Dapitan Street market.
Bargain Christmas decor at the Dapitan Street Market. These Christmas balls go for P50 each!
Lamps, baskets, and other home stuff made of native materials abound here.
Victorian clocks, masks, jars, and other bric-a-brac
Capiz balls and fruits
Bottle sold separately. 😛